|Outra-G "Seiren" [sfp18] - Outra-G|
“Soft Phase returns from its hiatus with another album by Spanish artist Outra-G. Seiren is a series of brief sketches; music for slowly falling through sunlit clouds. Outra-G blends hesitant, stuttering beats, reverb-drenched melodies, and breathy whispers. Like a favorite daydream, every half-remembered moment is somehow familiar — dappled light and forest shadows, summer hail, gentle breezes...
Keywords: ambient; electronica
|Carl Sagan's Ghost "At The End Of It All" [sfp10] - Carl Sagan's Ghost|
Carl Sagan’s Ghost is a project of american composer Daniel Davis. The focus is on the ambient side of electronic music and the latest output, titled “At The End Of It All” is certainly no exception. Carefully designed and constructed, sonic landscapes you can drown yourself in completely. For a moment, listening to multiple layers of sounds echoing in spacious environments, discovering new subtle nuances on the sounds can easily transport you to a place, where you can completely forget th...
Keywords: ambient; soundscape
Downloads: 3,053 (2 reviews)
|Outra-G "Light Drops EP" [sfp17] - Outra-G|
"Spanish artist Outra-g debuts on Soft Phase with a surpassingly lovely EP. "Light Drops" is a sonic tour of re-imagined lunar landscapes. We launch with shimmering, warbling chords and subsonic, throbbing bass, our engines humming as Outra-g flies us low over blinding white deserts, all sharp-edged shadows and faint radio chatter. Crackling, hissing wet percussion accompanies us as we skim across strange new jungles, dipping down to the edge of a glittering ocean, its churning tides foaming wit...
Keywords: ambient; electronica; soundscape
|id Submerged "The Answer" [sfp16] - id Submerged|
"id Submerged debuts on Soft Phase with an entrancing ambient journey. The Answer presents a series of half-remembered moments, the night's fitful dreams balanced by the new day's order and peace. id Submerged loops and blends gentle rasping beats, slow-morphing chorus, bent pitches, sonorous drones and muted snippets of conversation. Sinewaves pulse and warp into infinity as bright pinpricks of percussion cast dappled shadows against the morning calm...
Keywords: ambient; soundscape; drone
|Planet Boelex "Raja" [sfp13] - Planet Boelex|
“Many musicians defy musical convention. Very few can transport the listener beyond established boundaries without leaving them feeling lost. For six years, Planet Boelex has been creating music that is quite simply out of this world. So, it’s playfully fitting that ‘Raja’, this much anticipated EP from the Finnish musician, is a title that translates as ‘boundary’ or ‘limits’. Over five elegant, entrancing tracks, ‘Raja’ has the capacity to transport you high above the cloud...
Keywords: ambient; electronica; chillout
Downloads: 2,737 (2 reviews)
|Planet Boelex "Exist" [sfp20] - Planet Boelex|
“Exist marks the return to this world of the Finnish electronic musician, Planet Boelex. His decision to disappear from the scene following the acclaimed 2010 release, Raja, served to dismay and perplex. Artists with integrity tend to retire when they have nothing more to say, and yet here was one consistently pushing at frontiers. Perhaps his reasons should remain unexplained. This way, we can submit to these six new tracks as if they’ve just floated in from some other realm...
Keywords: ambient; downtempo; electronica
|NCThompson "Another Quiet Winter" [sfp12] - NCThompson|
Introducing and welcoming a new discovery, meet artist called NCThompson. We are pleased to announce the debut release from this american musician, who’s provided us with six wonderfully melodic little pieces that connect together as “Another Quiet Winter” EP. While the winter is still cold, one could absorb tiny bits of warmth through these dreamy, slightly melancholic tunes with plenty of beautiful piano lines, along with strings and downtempo rhythm...
Keywords: ambient; piano; electronica
Downloads: 1,200 (2 reviews)
|Muhr "Farewell Anthology" [sfp09] - Muhr|
Muhr is canadian Vincent Fugère, the man behind the influential Camomille netlabel and also the record label Apegenine. Sadly, some months ago he made the decision of focusing his efforts to other areas and the labels closed down. Muhr has released albums on several notable netlabels including 12rec, Serein and Miasmah. The new album carries the title "Farewell Anthology", which might signal something that could be interpreted as being the last Muhr album...
Keywords: ambient; soundscape; piano
|Coax "Artifacts And Discovery" [sfp04] - Coax|
"Our fourth release is a full length album from norwegian artist Coax, who has previously made appearances on Kahvi and Monotonik netlabels. Artifacts And Discovery being the title, the album is a wonderfully varied combination of ambient softness, dramatic orchestral pieces, sensitive piano interludes, science fiction movie atmosphere, all spiced up with the occasional electronic rhythms. At times, you feel like you have landed on the surface of an unknown planet, feel the tension build as you ...
Keywords: coax; ambient; orchestral; soundtrack
|Transient "Nothing is everything when everything is nothing" [sfp07] - Transient|
Transient is Carl Martin, american musician with netlabel discography second to none. The list of releases he have been putting out on his own Noisy Vagabond outlet and most of the big netlabels is simply quite staggering, not to mention the overall playing time is over 30 hours! It is not easy to categorize his output, the styles vary from beatless ambient to bottom heavy dancefloor rollers, everything in between...
Keywords: noisy vagabond; ambient; electronica; dub
Downloads: 4,596 (1 review)